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The Annanacks

1964 29 min
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This short documentary depicts the formation in 1959 of the first successful co-operative in an Inuit community in Northern Québec. The film describes how, with other Inuit of the George River community, the Annanacks formed a joint venture that included a sawmill, a fish-freezing plant and a small boat-building industry.

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The Annanacks

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This short documentary depicts the formation in 1959 of the first successful co-operative in an Inuit community in Northern Québec. The film describes how, with other Inuit of the George River community, the Annanacks formed a joint venture that included a sawmill, a fish-freezing plant and a small boat-building industry.

  • participant
    George Annanack
    Stanley Annanack
  • translator
    George Koneac
  • writer
    Donald Snowden
  • commentator
    Lloyd Bochner
  • camera
    Stanley Brede
    Christopher Chapman
  • music
    Larry Crosley
  • sound editing
    John Knight
  • sound
    Tony Betts
    David Cochrane
  • producer
    René Bonnière
  • director
    René Bonnière

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Education

Ages 13 to 14
Have students explore the immensely rich oral culture of the Inuit. Their way of life is extremely difficult to reproduce in southern regions, because of the more temperate climate, but it can be worthwhile to organize an activity outside, in the woods. For example, gather around a campfire and listen to storytellers, chosen among the students, as they tell folk tales based on the daily life of Canada’s Inuit. There are many easy-to-use websites dedicated to preserving the collective memory of the Inuit.